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Judge accepts guilty pleas
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
May 22, 2014 | 314 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Carroll County Circuit Court ended this week in the First Judicial District with guilty pleas, bringing an end to the spring court term.

At the start of court, James Banks entered a plea of guilty before Fifth Circuit Judge Joseph Loper, Jr. Banks and Jesse Stokes are both charged with burglary of a dwelling.

Loper sentenced Banks to 20 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections with eight years to serve. Banks was also sentenced to five years supervised probation.

In the case against Stokes, his case was continued.

The two were charged in the November 2013 break-in of a home on Carroll County Road 60.

Adrian Sanders entered a plea of guilty for felony simple domestic violence. Sanders was sentenced to ten years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections to serve. After serving three years, Sanders will be placed on post release supervision for seven years.

Sanders was charged in Winona in January after he was accused of punching a woman at a house at the corner of Powell Street and Cemetery Lane. According to the district attorney’s office, Sanders had previously been charged with assault on two other occasions.

Rudy Johnson entered a plea of guilty to felony DUI, another case brought over from Montgomery County. Johnson was sentenced to five years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and after serving two years and the remaining three on post release supervision. Following his release, Johnson was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Johnson was arrested in April by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department within the Winona city limits and charged with DUI.

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